Falling In Reverse,                                                  Issues & Motionless In White

Warehouse Live Presents

Falling In Reverse, Issues & Motionless In White

Dangerkids, Dead Girls Academy

Jan 18 Wed

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

The Ballroom at Warehouse Live

$27.50 ADV, $32 DAY OF

This event is all ages

#TheEndIsHereTour

Falling in Reverse
Falling in Reverse
Fact: the most engaging, most electric artists will always generate the most visceral reaction. Loved, hated, ridiculed, admired, Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke is the rare rock n' roll provocateur whose unpolished unpredictability and reckless honesty make him equal parts hero and villain, depending on whom you ask. Radke puts it all on the line, take it or leave it, each and every time Falling In Reverse does anything.

"Just Like You" finds Falling In Reverse's leader with no shortage of material to sing, scream and howl about. In the roughly two years since "Fashionably Late", Radke lost a close family member (faced head-on with the tear-jerking album closing ballad, "Brother"), watched old friends succumb to old vices (look no further than the first track, "Chemical Prisoner"), and struggled with his lifelong search for meaning ("God if You Are Above…" is as real as it gets, kids) and search for personal redemption.

Just as Pinocchio became a real boy, Falling In Reverse is a real band. Emerging guitar hero Jacky Vincent throws down a vicious, Joe Satriani-inspired shred all over their songs; rhythm guitarist Derek Jones injects the band with the strength of crunch that only comes from touring as a metalcore vet. Jovial everyman drummer Ryan Seaman, whose resume reads like an Epitaph catalog, lays back in the cut like the guys in classic hard rock bands of the '70s yet pulls off double bass and crazy fills with equal skill.

"God, If You Are Above" rocketed to #1 on the iTunes Rock chart within hours of its release and with good reason. It's got an energized, emotive drive reminiscent of "Situations" (the best known song from Radke's tenure in Escape The Fate which has been viewed 44 million times on YouTube) but updated with the experience, charisma and perspective of the singer's more well rounded modern persona; the song is naturally topped off by a reliably scorching Jacky Vincent solo. The playful innuendo is still there, in party songs like "Sexy Drug" and the album's title track, "Just Like You," with it's over-the-top, hilariously brave refrain: "I am aware that I am an asshole!"

Falling In Reverse's debut album, "The Drug in Me is You" was a vivid, self-deprecating, raw document of frontman Radke's turbocharged life till that point, delivered with a clever wordplay acting as harbinger for the mixtape rhymes that were to come. Now, the appropriately titled "Just Like You" draws together all of the first two albums strengths.

In 2014, only Motörhead legend Lemmy edged out Radke on Kerrang!'s list of the 50 Greatest Living Rockstars in the World, a lineup that included the likes of Slash, Steven Tyler and Ozzy Osbourne. Ronnie Radke is the world's Greatest Living Rockstar, aside from freakin' Lemmy, according to the UK's biggest rock mag.

Radke's aesthetic is so coveted he spends significant "free time" overseeing clothing design and fulfillment for HOOD$ UP, the Falling In Reverse frontman's apparel endeavor. Self-empowerment, secret societies and a bizarre amalgamation of esotericism and West Coast gangsterism collide in HOOD$ UP, that transcends "brand" as much as the guys in Falling In Reverse have managed to agitate and captivate more than a "band."

As unscrupulous imitators play catch-up with the look, sound and feel of Falling In Reverse, the band soldiers on, blazing new pathways and bridging the gap between brutal metal and pop rock.
Issues
Issues
ISSUES

Tyler Carter (vocals)
Michael Bohn (vocals)
Skyler Acord (bass)
A.J. Rebollo (guitar)
Josh Manuel (percussion)

With their 2014 self-titled debut, ISSUES broke big by infusing their metal-punk hybrid with pop-perfect melodies and the heavy rhythms of hip-hop and R&B. On follow-up album Headspace, the Atlanta-based band takes that genre-bending to a bold new level, pushing further into their kaleidoscopic influences to carve out a sound that's fiercely inventive and deeply infectious.

Named "one of the most anticipated records of 2016" by Alternative Press, Headspace finds ISSUES matching their sonic exploration with daringly honest lyrics that reflect on everything from family strife to toxic relationships. "When I first started writing, I was holding back a bit and making the lyrics more poetic instead of really saying what I was going through," says vocalist Tyler Carter. "But the emotion behind everything was so powerful, and after a while I realized I needed the lyrics to match that intensity. I wanted to write about these things in a way that would help me let go of them forever and just feel totally liberated."

With its crushing guitar riffs, commanding vocals, and brutally intense drumming, Headspace surges with an untamable energy that's nothing short of exhilarating. The band kicks off the album with lead single "The Realest," which Carter explains "is about those situations where you've invested a lot of time and energy in someone, and then you end up figuring out it was all just a complete waste." The album continually shifts moods and immerses itself in both bright and dark—a dynamic embodied by the perpetual trade-off between Carter's soulful voice and Michael Bohn's throat-shredding vocals. "Coma," for example, fuses its massive riffs with tenderly delivered lyrics to dream up an unapologetically romantic portrait of undying love.

The album also encompasses moments of fragile beauty (Carter's ethereal vocal performance on "Home Soon") and irrepressible joy (the arena-ready sing-along of "Lost-n-Found (On a Roll)"). And closing out the record is "Slow Me Down," a brave and candid look at betrayal's destructive effects on family life. "That song was the hardest for me to write," Carter points out. "I'm a huge Amy Winehouse fan, and I was thinking about how whenever she was dealing with something she'd lay it all out word-for-word, in her own beautiful way. So I channeled my inner Amy and told it exactly like it is."

In making Headspace, ISSUES recorded in Portland, Oregon, with producers Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping with Sirens, American Me), Erik Ron, and Tyler "Scout" Acord. Throughout the album's production, the band made a point of defying formula and constantly changing up the creative process. "One of the most important things for us is to always try new ways of putting songs together," says Carter. At the same time, ISSUS also brought Headspace to life by revisiting their garage-band roots and reclaiming the unchecked passion that initially propelled the band. "A lot of the new material came from just hanging out and jamming as homies," says Carter. "Instead of overthinking everything, we took a step back and returned to that original feeling of when we first started out."

Formed in 2012, ISSUES was born from the ashes of Woe, Is Me (an Atlanta-based metalcore act also featuring Carter and Bohn). That year, the band put out their debut release Black Diamonds and soon saw the EP hit #1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock and Independent Albums charts. Upon its release in early 2014, their first full-length album Issues quickly climbed to #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. Along with earning the Artist of the Year prize at the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards, ISSUES played to packed-house crowds around the world, sharing stages with the likes of Linkin Park, Of Mice & Men, Bring Me The Horizon, and PVRIS.

"Playing to audiences around the world and having thousands of people sing your lyrics back at you is an incredible feeling," says Carter.

For ISSUES, that sense of connection is essential to making music with a profound impact. "As a band, we all come from completely different places and have completely different ideas about music," says the vocalist. "But when we put it all together, it all somehow coexists and becomes something much bigger than any of us individually." In selecting album art for Headspace, he adds, ISSUES chose a painting created especially for the band, in which a pigeon reimagines itself as a peacock. "The idea is that, even if you feel like you come from nothing, you can become whatever you want to," Carter says. "It really doesn't matter what headspace you're in when you start out, as long as you've got that passion and creativity and drive to keep going and make it all work."
Motionless in White
Motionless in White
Motionless In White aren't just a band, they're a way of life. Since 2005 this Scranton, Pennsylvania based metalcore act have cultivated a hardcore following via their Gothic-inspired aggression and imagery and that buzz is set to reach a fever's pitch with the release of their third full-length Reincarnate. Fronted by malevolent mastermind Chris Motionless, Motionless In White are back with their strongest collection of songs yet, it seems as if there's no stopping the act when it comes to what they can accomplish.
In fact in many ways this album marks a rebirth for a band who have spent nearly a decade in the trenches—and correspondingly songs like the massive-sounding title track are essentially a call to arms letting the world know that Motionless In White are back and stronger than ever. "I'm very proud of this band because we've spent years cultivating this sound and image and we've gone through hell and back to get to this point," Chris explains. "I think the fans who just listened to us for specific surface reasons are gone and everyone who has stuck with us has formed a really special connection with all of us because they are the ones that relate to the music instead of following trends or what's popular," he adds.
Dangerkids
Dangerkids
Dangerkids is an American rock band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2012. The current lineup includes five members: Andy Bane, Tyler Smyth, Jake Bryant, Jake Bonham, and Katie Cole.
Dead Girls Academy
Dead Girls Academy
Venue Information:
The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX, 77003
http://www.warehouselive.com/